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Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

  • Designation: Pittsburgh
  • Head Count: 400
  • Gross Revenues: $268,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $670,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $670,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

Buchanan Ingersoll was a large Pittsburgh-based law firm that merged with Pennslyvania firm Klett Rooney in October 2006 to become Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. On May 31, 2007, the firm merged with Alhadeff & Solar. The firm ranked 114th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 rankings of U.S. law firms by revenue, with $250,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010. In terms of size, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, with 406 attorneys, was ranked as the 108th largest law firm in the United States by the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250. The firm's areas of expertise includes corporate finance, litigation, tax, government relations, and health care. The firm has offices in several states in the U.S., including New York, New Jersey, Florida and California.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 119 -2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 113 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 79 17 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

George Benaur

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Princeton

Alexis M. Aloi

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Princeton

New Leaders of the Bar 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

The lawyers profiled in these pages are those that represent a new wave of leadership in the New Jersey legal profession.

Litigation Increasing Along With Need for Price Certainty

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 22, 2014

Corporations are showing an increased willingness to enter into or fight litigation than they were a few years ago, but only if their law firms can be very specific when it comes to the cost, Pennsylvania litigators have said.

The Churn: As DLA Turns, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

A flurry of moves at DLA Piper; a longtime Quinn Emanuel partner departs; and Bingham loses two more amid merger talks in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Fired Broward Public Defender Strikes Back Disputing Howard Finkelstein's Account

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 17, 2014

A former Broward public defender disputes the circumstances of his firing for alleged hate speech toward Palestinians.

Law Firms Bill Flat Rates for E-Discovery Management

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 10, 2014

Flat rates for e-discovery services are becoming more popular as firms accumulate more project data.

Firms Beginning To Take Flat-Fee Model to E-Discovery

Gina Passarella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 09, 2014

How one firm negotiated a flat rate with a managed services provider for the entire spectrum of e-discovery services.

The Sedona Conference to Add Data Security Group

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 09, 2014

A new Working Group from The Sedona Conference will focus on data security and privacy liability.

The 2014 New Leaders of the Bar

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 08, 2014

The 49 lawyers included on this list are those that we decided—after a rigorous evaluation process—are emblematic of a new wave of leadership in the New Jersey legal profession.

Firms Beginning to Take Flat-Fee Model to E-Discovery

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 01, 2014

As many firms continue to grapple with how to manage their clients' e-discovery needs, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has used its analysis of years' worth of discovery data to negotiate a flat rate with a managed services provider for the entire spectrum of e-discovery services.

How to Protect Client Data From Government Spies and Other Miscreants

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 24, 2014

Cybercriminals and the government may have access to your firm's confidential client data.

In N.Y. Lateral Talks, Pa. Law Firms Selling Size, Cost-Benefit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 16, 2014

A certain subset of Pennsylvania's law firms this month have looked to grow their nascent New York offices by focusing on core legal strengths while capitalizing on what they say is a strong interest in the lateral market from lawyers at both larger and smaller firms.

Name Partner From Deasey Mahoney Goes In-House With Client

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 12, 2014

After 20 years at litigation defense firm Deasey, Mahoney, Valentini & North, name shareholder Jane A. North is leaving to become senior vice president of claims at client Philadelphia Insurance Cos.

The Churn: Akin Gump, Buchanan Ingersoll Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Akin Gump adds more Patton Boggs refugees, Buchanan Ingersoll becomes the latest firm to head for the Rockies and more lateral hires from across the Am Law 200.

Buchanan Ingersoll Opens in Denver, Hires Two Lawyers

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 03, 2014

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has become the latest Pennsylvania firm to focus on expansion in Denver.

Pennsylvania Am Law 200 Firms Aren't in 'Super Rich' Category

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 30, 2014

The same six Pennsylvania law firms appear on Legal affiliate The American Lawyer's Am Law 200 ranking this year as did last year, and as with their Am Law 100 counterparts, none fell into the magazine's "super rich" category of firms showing top results in both revenue per lawyer and partner profits.

N.J. Federal Judge Pumps Brakes on BMW Class Action

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 29, 2014

A putative class action against BMW over allegedly defective convertible tops lost some momentum but hasn't ground to a halt yet, thanks to a New Jersey federal judge's ruling.

While Judge Pollack Receives Treatment For Alcoholism, She Wants Taxpayers To Pay Her Salary

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 29, 2014

Broward County Court Judge Gisele Pollack wants the Florida Supreme Court to amend her suspension to pay her while she receives treatment for alcoholism.

Developer Of Hollywood Project Keen To Not Overbuild

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : January 27, 2014

Instead of going for high-density construction, a Hollywood developer will build about a third of the condos allowed at the site of the demolished Martha's on the Intracoastal restaurant.

Children, New Venue Add to Phila. Bar's 35th Annual 5K Run

Manny D. Pokotilow : The Legal Intelligencer : January 23, 2014

On May 18, the 35th Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Charity Run took place at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park.

Butterworth Receives Bar Foundation's Highest Honor

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 16, 2014

Robert Butterworth will receive the 2014 Medal of Honor Award for his leadership in multi-state litigation against the tobacco industry that brought $11 billion to Florida.

Law Firms Bulking Up Intelligence Analysis Arms

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

In a profession that relies heavily on precedence, research of all forms has long driven even the business decisions of law firms. But in the past few years that function has morphed from one of printing out reams of information into one that involves targeted business analysis that often requires a leap of faith rather than following the doctrine of stare decisis.

Pa. Supreme Court Agrees to Take Up Priest Abuse Case

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 09, 2014

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments over the conviction of Monsignor William J. Lynn, the first Catholic Church administrative official convicted of endangering the welfare of children abused by other priests.

The Churn: Winston Bulks Up in IP and Asia, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Despite a recent round of layoffs, Winston & Strawn has hired a four-strong corporate team in Hong Kong and a three-partner IP team in San Francisco.

Buchanan Ingersoll Hires PNC Bank's Ex-Deputy General Counsel

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 05, 2014

Pittsburgh-based Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has brought aboard Hank Pool, former deputy general counsel of longtime client PNC Bank, as senior counsel in its financial services practice.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

DC Lateral Moves

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 25, 2014

This week's lateral moves in the D.C. legal market include a new solo practice from a Justice Department lawyer, a contruction and government-contract group joining Peckar & Abramson and a partner added to Manatt, Phelps & Phillips' health care practice.

On The Move: New Associates at Harwood Lloyd

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Drinker Biddle & Reath promotes two associates, and five firms add associates.

The Churn: Gibson Lands Ropes SF Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

Among those switching firms in our latest roundup: a new cochair for Gibson Dunn's life sciences practice.

GCs Need to Stanch the Heartbleed Damage

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 17, 2014

As the digital dangers of the Heartbleed glitch continue to unfold, general counsel should consider their companies' potential liabilities and take action now.

Buchanan Handled Litigation Threatening Dania Casino Deal

Mary Hladky : Daily Business Review : January 16, 2014

Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney helped a company enforce a sales agreement for Dania Jai-Alai.

And The Litigation Department Of The Year Is...

Review staff : Daily Business Review : January 15, 2014

Once again, the Daily Business Review is recognizing the achievements of law firms litigation departments in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties as well as two lifetime achievement awards.

Expert Testimony in Remaining Denture Cream Cases Barred

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 15, 2014

A judge has excluded testimony from the plaintiffs' causation experts in the 12 remaining denture adhesive mass-tort cases in Philadelphia.

Corporate Risk Management Goes Digital

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 11, 2014

Cyberrisk is cybersecurity plus more, and it isn't until a company understands the "more" that it can bring its legal needs into focus.

Buchanan Ingersoll Relocates Wilmington Office, Doubles Size

: Delaware Law Weekly : January 09, 2014

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Wilmington office is moving to a larger space to accommodate its recent expansion.

Drinker Biddle CMO Departure Latest Marketing Move

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 07, 2014

The once-ephemeral tenure of chief marketing officers among Am Law 200 firms has, for many, morphed into a much longer-term position as the legal marketing industry has matured. But nothing lasts forever.

IN BRIEF: Iranian Front

: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

A federal judge in New York has approved more than $500 million in claims against a forfeited office building whose partial owners are accused of violating the Iranian trade embargo. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

Three of The 22 Law Firm Tie-Ups in First Quarter Involved Firms in Atlanta

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 04, 2014

Most of the 22 U.S. law firm combinations that legal consultancy Altman Weil tracked for the first quarter of the year were of large to midsize firms snapping up small local firms. Three of them affected firms with Atlanta offices.

Report: Merger Mania Continues, But on a Smaller Scale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Legal consultancy Altman Weil has released its first-quarter law firm merger report, which notes that after a record-setting year in 2013, the pace of combinations among firms has continued in 2014, with smaller acquisitions dominating the market. Am Law 200 firms like Holland & Hart and Wilson Elser have absorbed smaller shops in Salt Lake City and San Francisco, respectively, within the past week. Meanwhile, Am Law 100 law and lobbying giant Patton Boggs is drawing interest from Dentons and Squire Sanders.

PLW - People in the News - April 1, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 01, 2014

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman was honored by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania on March 4 at their annual event, Take the Lead 2014.

Feeling Insecure?

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 01, 2014

You should—threats to client confidentiality lurk inside and outside your firm.

Terrence Russell Named Partner at Holland & Knight

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 31, 2014

Former Florida Bar president Terrence Russell has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in the firm's Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville offices.

When Will Our Commonwealth Guarantee Gender Equality?

TLI Editorial Board : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

In the past, the struggle over gay rights and gay marriage has taken place on legal and religious grounds. Does the federal Constitution or a state constitution guarantee equal rights to individuals, whatever their sexual conduct may be?

People in the News - March 24, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2014

Peter F. Vaira joined Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores.

Civil Clergy-Abuse Lawsuits in Phila. See Renewed Activity, Lawyers Say

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2014

The plaintiff in a priest sex-abuse case is petitioning the court to compel information on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's ownership interest, management and funding of the Villa St. John Vianney, a facility used for psychiatric treatment by clergy members.

The Morning Wrap

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 14, 2014

A round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country: legal issues pile up for GM's GC, ex-Va. Gov. Robert McDonnell's defense strategy and a new Pittsburgh-Tampa legal alliance.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Scatters Five Partner Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Holland & Knight adds two partners in Tampa and individual partners in Miami, New York and San Francisco; Burr & Forman welcomes four health care attorneys in Birmingham; and two energy and natural resources partners move to Husch Blackwell's Denver office.

Merger of Buchanan Ingersoll And Fowler White Official

Julie Kay and Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2014

Pittsburgh-based Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is set to merge today with Tampa-based Fowler White Boggs, creating a 530-lawyer firm that would become one of the 100 largest in the country by headcount.

Act 13 Narrows Commonwealth Court Jurisdiction

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

In the first case examining the scope of its original jurisdiction under the Act 13 of 2009 amendments to the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Act, the Commonwealth Court has ruled that it lacks original jurisdiction to hear challenges to township resolutions and agreements that were either never officially enacted as ordinances or have since been rescinded.

Fowler White Boggs Merging With Buchanan Ingersoll

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 13, 2014

After scouting for a Florida merger partner for years, Pittsburgh-based Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has finally succeeded, announcing a merger with Tampa-based Fowler White Boggs.

Buchanan Ingersoll Lawyer Can't Quash Rigas Subpoena

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 03, 2014

A Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney lawyer who represented defunct Adelphia Communications for years has lost a battle to quash a subpoena he was served by Rigas family members who previously owned Adelphia.

Top Laterals 2013 - The Gordon & Rees Team

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

When San Francisco-based Gordon & Rees was looking to expand into Pennsylvania, it was initially eyeing Philadelphia, but it first made an unexpected pit stop in Pittsburgh in 2012 with the hiring of a group of attorneys from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

PLW - People in the News - February 25, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

Sireen I. Tucker joined High Swartz's real estate practice as an associate.

Ex-Judge Manfredi Looking to Focus on ADR, Justice Education

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2014

Former Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge William J. Manfredi said that he will be primarily focusing his post-judicial career on mediation and arbitration, while also looking for ways to educate nonlegal professionals about the court system and teaching other jurisdictions about effective court administration.

Top Litigation Department Awards Recognize Six Firms

Staff report : Daily Business Review : January 14, 2014

For general litigation, Akerman is being recognized for its work as a large firm, White & Case as a midsized firm and Podhurst Orseck as a small firm.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Orrick Herrington, Buchanan Ingersoll and Wilson Elser have announced promotions, while Baker Botts and McDermott Will have each added a partner.

Lynn Files Answer to Phila. District Attorney's Office Appeal

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 12, 2014

Monsignor William J. Lynn filed an answer Monday in opposition to a request for allocatur submitted by the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office seeking state Supreme Court review of an appeals court's decision to overturn Lynn's conviction.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Philip Weingold has joined Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder, Venable has added litigators Patrick Boyle and Jessie Beeber as partners, and several firms announce promotions.

Judge Denies $63 Mil. Damage Claim Over Aborted Merger

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 03, 2014

A Philadelphia judge has rejected a health care informatics company's claim for nearly $63 million in damages after a potential merger partner breached an exclusivity agreement and made a deal with another company.

Fee Tracker: Super Bowl, Patent Battles and More

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

In our latest installment of the Fee Tracker, The Am Law Daily looks at the legal fees paid by several leading nonprofit organizations in the news, such as the NY/NJ Super Bowl XLVIII Bidding Committee, the Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research and the UJA-Federation of New York, which recently hired a top Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison litigation partner as its new leader.

DA's Office Seeks Appeal in Lynn Case

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 29, 2014

The District Attorney's Office of Philadelphia is seeking to appeal the state Superior Court's decision to overturn the conviction of Monsignor William Lynn.